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Overview of Raco Airfield Dispersed Camping

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 885 ft / 269 m

Tent Camping Yes

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To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. (906) 643-7900

havermap asked on 7/24/2020

What road do you take in to camp at Raco Airfield? Thanks!

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Reviews of Raco Airfield Dispersed Camping 3 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 8/2/2022
AT&T 4G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 7/30/2021
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Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 8/2/2022
Aurora
FL
30' Airstream Flying Cloud
Ford F250
28 reviews
“Great UP Boondocking”

Reviewed 8/2/2022

Nightly rate: FREE!
Overall Rating

Beautiful boondocking spot in the western UP. We used the westernmost entrance. The road is currently a little rough but passable. It’s about .3 miles off M-28 to the dispersed camping area. There’s a concrete pad surrounded by trees, but we parked next to the boulders so we could have a clear sky for solar and Starlink (75 down and 5 ... more

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Aurora would stay here again

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RVwithRandC
WI
31' Jayco Greyhawk
71 reviews
“Great boondocking with a bunch of space!”

Reviewed 7/30/2021

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
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We had no issue getting into this area with our 42' 5th wheel. There are two roads that are both labeled USFS3536. The best one to go down is the one that's perpendicular to US28 (the western most or furthest from Brimely/Raco). You go past the 4-way road, past a 90 degree corner, and down to a pad that is on the left. You can't go... more

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RVwithRandC would stay here again

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Ride, Dive and Be Murray
Harlingen, TX
22' Gulf Stream Vista Cruiser MB G24
16 reviews
“Boondocking with a patio”

Reviewed 7/5/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 10
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We found this site on here and wanted to provide a review for other users. We stayed in our 43’ Allegro Bus. The road in is mostly packed dirt/gravel and one lane. It’s tight but we only brushed a couple branches. There’s a sharp left turn that is well banked and worn from OHV but we made the corner without any issues. Just past the 60... more

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AT&T 4G

Ride, Dive and Be Murray would stay here again

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noted 5/26/2022

According to everything I have read Raco Airfield is not open to dispersed camping. I spoke with a friend that is one or the Airport Liaisons with the State of Michigan, and he confirms the area is not open to the public. I have also put a call into the Hiawatha National Forest for further confirmation one way or the other and will report what I find out.

I did talk to someone with Michigan DNR, and she reported that the airfield is used for wold weather testing of vehicles, by private company, however she did not know if any restriction to camping around the area. I don't know exactly what all that means, probably a don't ask don't tell thing. Be respectful and use good judgement.

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noted 7/2/2021

I contacted the USDA to ask about camping at Raco Airfield and received the following message:

"I received your inquiry about camping at Raco Airfield. Raco Airfield is closed and not open to the public. Soldier Lake Campground is nearby but there is a fee to camp there. If you are looking to camp for free you could always disperse camp on the Hiawatha which is free. If you have further questions don’t hesitate to give the Ranger Station at 906-643-7900."

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